Sunday, September 25, 2011

HS prospect gets DUI arrest in Locksley's car--and there's more

Mike Locksley
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Sometimes you just can't make up headlines, they make themselves.

Oft troubled and target of ours and so many others ridicule for his poor head coaching skills, University of New Mexico coach Mike Locksley again finds himself in some pretty hot water.

The reason: The Albaquerque Journal reports that 19-year-old Joshua Butts was pulled over and charged with Driving While Intoxicated near the university's football stadium. Butts is a former Illinois high school football star. He told police after his arrest that Mike Locksley gave him the car to use and he was in New Mexico to play football for him.

Further investigation showed the car was registered to Locksley and his wife. The University released a statement saying it was registered to Locksley's son.

Read the entire story from the ABQ Journal RIGHT HERE (hoops to jump through to read it)

The whole story is a bit confusing though there are apparently quite a few ties between Locksley, his family and Butts. The question is whether Butts was a legitimate recruit, an alleged player or just a friend hanging out.

Either way its not good. Locksley has been in and out of trouble for the past going on 3-years and has done nothing on the field other than render the Lobos program as the laughing stock of  the NCAA. And yet he still is the head coach.

Despite the overhwhelming temptation to judge here, we won't. Read and judge for yourself. Look at his track record and the circumstancial evidence here. Any way you read it, it doesn't sound like it is going to end well.

Oh wait, it does get better. Apparently this comes on the heels of UNM's strength and conditioning coach Troy Hatton getting arrested for DWI or DUI on Thursday and being placed on administrative leave.


I don't know why, maybe it is just the UNM admisitrators who are living in a fantasy that Locksley is the best coach for them, but this is what I think of when I think of them:

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